Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TRADE - March 18th at work
theme: "red"

I figured it was time to do a color for this month's theme. I tried to do some color combos but it was getting a little tricky. So I just decided on the color red.

I actually had a hard time trying to figure out what to do. I had ordered a calendar spoof from the "KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON" British poster. So I just re-made the lettering to be on backgrounds in shades of red.

Here are the cards from the trade:

Card by Neil. Paper cutouts of the Chinese zodiac.

Stephanie. Poppies she learned how to make from an Etsy tutorial.

I "heart" ATC card by Dayle.

Card by Gayle. Comic strip.

Heart series by Ruth. I got "young hearted."

Cherries by Hattie.

(RED) cards by Cathy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring '09 Pantone color

Spring is almost here!

The Pantone fashion color report spring 2009 evokes a sense of freshness and new beginnings. Bright colors return to the top 10 list for spring ’09, as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


General Mills has released retro cereal boxes for Cheerios brands, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs and Trix until March 21 in Target stores. The designs, including back-of-box activities, were taken largely from the General Mills archives, with modifications to reflect food updates.

Consumers with five proof-of-purchase labels will be entitled to a free shirt at Consumers who would rather just buy one can go to the site and spend $5 to don a defunct Mills design.

Too cool!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Plaid is just not for redneck and school girls anymore. It can be seen everywhere in fashion.

Did you know there are four types of plaid?

• tartan

• blackwatch

• houndstooth

• buffalo

Here is a Photoshop tutorial on how to make your own plaid!